Director/Camera/Editor Julie Mallozzi’s films explore the fluidity of cultural identity and historical memory. Her work has won awards at festivals around the world and has screened in museums, universities, and on public television. Her debut film Once Removed tells the story of meeting her mother's family in China and learning about their involvement in China's complicated political history. Julie’s recent film Monkey Dance reveals how traditional Cambodian dance helped three Cambodian-American teens navigate the minefields of urban adolescence. Indelible Lalita is her third full-length documentary. Julie grew up with a Chinese-American mother and an Italian-American father in rural Ohio – where her family managed a Native American historical site for 20 years. She has been an active freelancer in Boston’s lively documentary community, including working on several PBS programs and editing Ross McElwee’s In Paraguay. Julie received her BA from Harvard University and her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute. She has taught at Harvard University, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Boston University.
Consulting Editor Shondra Burke's credits include main editor of Errol Morris's award-winning feature documentary, Fast, Cheap, and Out of Control and all episodes of his First Person series: The Parrot, The Stalker, I Dismember Mama, and Digging up the Past, which aired on Bravo. Burke recently collaborated with Mallozzi on Monkey Dance, and with Jocelyn Glatzer on The Flute Player, about Cambodian musician's life during the Khmer Rogue period in Cambodia. She also edited I Can’t Breathe, a feature documentary for MTV directed by Pete Favat of Arnold Worlwide, and Adrift, a personal documentary directed by Tom Curran that aired on PBS. Additionally, Burke has a career as a commercial editor, working with Ford, Sony, City Year, Mass. Dept. of Public Health, Boston Globe, Marshall Fields, and Stride Rite, among many others. She is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Alpha Theta 1992 graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
Consulting Producer Marie-Emmanuelle Hartness is a specialist in the adaption of theater and film across multiple media and languages. Marie has been involved in films appearing in festivals of Cannes, Venice, Toronto, Prague, Paris, Clermont-Ferrand, and Locarno. Born in Paris, France she completed research work at la Sorbonne in 2001, and has accumulated experience in various independent multimedia production formats, including screenwriting, literature, translation, television, theater and film. She has recently produced Ross McElwee’s film Photographic Memory, which premiered at the 2011 Venice Biennale.
Composer Jorrit Dijkstra spent his formative years in Amsterdam’s vibrant improvisation community playing jazz, free improvisation, and world music. Since moving to the United States in 2002, Dijkstra has deepened his affinity with the experimental forces of American music. Dijkstra's recent projects include The Whammies, a Steve Lacy repertoire band; the improvising quartet Bolt; Matchbox, a quartet collaboration with Pandelis Karayorgis; an electro-acoustic duo with New York drummer/composer John Hollenbeck; and his solo saxophone project incorporating an array of analog electronics. Dijkstra composes for his own groups and on commission for other ensembles, films, and theatre projects. He is co-founder of Driff Records and teaches at Berklee College of Music and New England Conservatory.